Senior Services keeping older population active

Published 9:30 am Thursday, May 13, 2021

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By Carrie Miller

Event Coordinator

Davie Senior Services

Senior Services activities are still going strong.

May 3-7, the Senior Services began daily Meals on Wheels deliveries again. Due to the pandemic, meals on wheels has had only a weekly delivery of frozen meals for more than a year.  It is so exciting to see the volunteers arrive again on Monday. Meals on Wheels is especially important for our homebound older adults, and can only happen through dedicated volunteers. If interested in volunteering for Meals on Wheels, there are plenty of opportunities – just give Stacey Southern a call at 336-753-6230.

As the week continued on, Darryl Bandy from the Bandy Agency State Farm Insurance joined the seniors in the parking lot for a great time of Car Bingo.

There were 15 games played with three winners on each card. The winners got their choice of prizes such as hand towels, toilet paper, paper towels, coloring books, word search books, and more.

While the bingo cards were being confirmed, there was a State Farm goody bag give away where names were drawn from a hat. These goody bags included such items as calendars, water bottles, pens, cow bells, notepads, and ball caps.

The bingo game came to a close when the thunder clouds rolled in and the lightning began lighting up the sky. The participants still had a fabulous time.The grand prize winner was Doris Hinsdale.

This week also began the Seniors and Technology Android Basics class, held every Tuesday and Thursday morning in May. Jazmyne Baylor, Adult Services and Technology Librarian, from Davie County Public Library comes to Senior Services and teaches this course.

The course focuses on how to use an android phone. The best part of this class is seeing the reactions when the participants learn something new. One of the greatest joys was watching the participants learn how to take their first selfie. It was heartwarming to hear the participants talk about how much they have learned in only two sessions. This class is meant to build confidence so that seniors can operate in the technology world we live in today.

May 7 closed the week with the Mother’s Day drive-thru event.

Every year, Senior Services holds a mother-daughter banquet. The banquet was not able to happen last year due to the pandemic, but this year, Senior Services adapted the event to be a drive-thru. Decorations featured a white background covered with special paper flowers completed by volunteer, Emily Miller. Each mother was given a chocolate charcuterie box that featured a cookie, chocolate covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, M&M candies, and chocolate covered almonds. The mothers and guests each received a snack box containing of grapes, cheese, and crackers. The event was Senior Services’ way of saying thank you to mothers and showing appreciation on Mother’s Day.

Events will continue to happen at Senior Services – make sure to check out the calendar of events featured in the Dateline section. Direct questions to 336-753-6230.